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Corn grows in a field east of Bruce, S.D., in August. The USDA projects a corn yield up 44 percent over 2012. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)

USDA projects SD corn crop up 44 percent over 2012, drops soy yield

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By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has raised its yield forecast for South Dakota's corn crop while dropping its soybean yield estimate.

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Both crops got off to a late start this spring as many farmers were forced to delay planting because of the cool, dry weather.

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